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32 Ways to Beat the Winter Blues

32 Ways to Beat the Winter Blues

What do you think of when winter comes to mind? Holidays? Snow?

Suppose you’re like 10-20% of Americans that get the winter blues. In that case, chances are it’s feeling a lack of energy, motivation, and a sense of dread that the warm weather is gone. This is perfectly normal. Winter forces us inside and takes away sunlight, an essential aspect of a healthy life and mind. The truth is, the winter blues are something you can overcome. All you need is the right steps that will enhance your lifestyle and mental/physical health. Try these 32 steps to survive the winter blues.

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The 2020 Ultimate Guide to Seasonal Affective Disorder

The 2020 Ultimate Guide to Seasonal Affective Disorder

Seasonal Affective Disorder (S.A.D.), also known as seasonal depression, is a variation of depression that begins and ends around the same time each year. SAD typically occurs during fall/winter months but less commonly occurs in the spring and summer. To be medically diagnosed, you must consistently experience depressive episodes around the same months for at least two years. 

If you consistently feel a surge of sadness, lack of energy, or thoughts of hopelessness during a specific time of the year, you may have seasonal affective disorder. This guide will walk you through what SAD is, the symptoms, how to cope with it, and more. 

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The 2020 Ultimate Guide to Bright Light Therapy - Carex Health Brands

The 2020 Ultimate Guide to Bright Light Therapy

During the winter, the days get shorter, and our contact with the sun becomes even more limited. Many of us leave for work just as the sun is rising and don’t return home until after it has set, not getting any sunlight at all. While the amount of sunlight we need varies widely depending on our skin tone, age, and other factors, this lack of exposure can inhibit the healthy production of essential hormones. This could disrupt our sleep schedules and contribute to conditions like insomnia, depression, and seasonal affective disorder. 
Bright light therapy lamps, also known as sad lamps or happy lights, provide an artificial alternative to natural light that can help solve this common problem.

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Eating Right Matters: How Healthy Food Helps & How to Eat Healthier

Eating Right Matters: How Healthy Food Helps & How to Eat Healthier

Eating right is a large part of living a healthier lifestyle. Although exercise is also essential, your eating habits can far outweigh the impact of your exercise choices. Even if you consistently exercise, your eating habits can get in the way of your healthy lifestyle. 

When you do not eat healthily, you run the risk of more than just gaining weight. There are many adverse effects that accompany eating foods that are not healthy for your body.

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